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Re: Lime question

Post by Nite Hawk » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:12 pm

some lime is more caustic than other types...



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Re: Lime question

Post by kilroy60 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:31 am

Do you have a chemical sprayer? If so, have you considered liquid lime?

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Re: Lime question

Post by M.Magis » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:40 am

kilroy60 wrote:Do you have a chemical sprayer? If so, have you considered liquid lime?

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Re: Lime question

Post by hillbilly beef man » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:11 pm

Check around with surrounding counties soil conservation departments to see if they have any buggies you can rent. Our county has a 5 ton Chandler they will rent for $80 a day.
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Re: Lime question

Post by Blb515 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:46 pm

I just paid $63/ton delivered and spread for lime out of Georgetown to east Texas.

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Re: Lime question

Post by Lazy M » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:42 pm

Wow I just had a couple hundred tons spread and it cost around $18 a ton. The quarry is within 15 miles and KY is very karst, though.

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Re: Lime question

Post by hillbilly beef man » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:10 am

ClinchValley wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:54 am
Lime supply nearby went for $6/ton I believe, last year. I see semi truck trailer in and out of the place all day long. They have a successful business plan, that's for sure.
Clinch Valley is this place still open, and if so what is the name of it?
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Re: Lime question

Post by kilroy60 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:56 am

Wish I could get it for $16 a ton. I recently got a quote for $69 delivered and spread. However, I also got a quote of a 25 ton load delivered for $39 per ton but would have to have a spreader truck. I called local co-op and they will rent a pull behind spreader for $75 per day.

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Re: Lime question

Post by cowboy43 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:36 pm

Papa who do you use to haul and spread, I live 30 miles south of Georgetown , there is no one locally that spreads lime.

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Re: Lime question

Post by TexasBred » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:08 pm

papavillars wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:09 pm
$47.00 delivered and spread. Comes out or Georgetown.
Have always been told that they lime that comes out of Georgetown is better than the lime that comes out of Crawford... supposedly much more water soluble.
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Re: Lime question

Post by sstterry » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:06 pm

hillbilly beef man wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:10 am
ClinchValley wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:54 am
Lime supply nearby went for $6/ton I believe, last year. I see semi truck trailer in and out of the place all day long. They have a successful business plan, that's for sure.
Clinch Valley is this place still open, and if so what is the name of it?
Cloud Nine is the place he was talking about back then. They sold out to Morristown Milling some time ago. I have a friend that says he can get it cheaper than Morristown Milling. I will see if I can get the guys name.

Around here lime is pretty cheap because it is a by-product of the zinc mining in the area. I seem to recall that at one point some outfit had a whole valley filled full of lime in Granger County.

PS: I have been waiting to get my hayfields tested, but the ground had been too darn hard to get soil samples! We need rain!!

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Re: Lime question

Post by hillbilly beef man » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:32 pm

Thanks. Here it is mined and ground at the quarry. $19 ton picked up at quarry. $50 ton spread.
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Re: Lime question

Post by papavillars » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:33 pm

i order thru Capps feed and hardware usually, but lately i used my neighbor who has a trucking company

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Re: Lime question

Post by circlebllc » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:25 pm

One place here spreads for you, $40/acre. This is a lime truck. For 100 acres, ouch.
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Re: Lime question

Post by Fire Sweep Ranch » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:42 pm

We just put down 57 tons of lime, paid $22.50 a ton. That covered about 30 acres of land that tested a need of 2 tons/acre (our new land we bought). Our final bill is $1270. That works out to about $40 an acre, spread.
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